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Nepal - Kathmandu - Ramesh Pathak, 33-year-old, sitting in a guesthouse close to the airport, comes from the village of Prithvinagar, in the Eastern district of Jhapa. In a few days time he will leave for Qatar, where he will work as a furniture sprayer together with his uncle. Although he has been told by an agent he will be paid around 330 USD per month, Pathak is unable to read the Arabic-written-contract he had been given. His goal is to stay in Qatar for two years and earn enough money to pay for the education of his two kids, aged 4 and 1. “I will have to work overtime in order to raise that sum” he says.